If you ever visit Germany, make sure you enjoy the plentiful parks everywhere.
There are lots of historical ones,
There are state-of-the-art modern playgrounds everywhere,
public displays of art,
animal enclosures in the middle of a city,
freely accessible for everybody …
I love that about Germany!
Dadaaaa: and now South African public playgrounds:
I am currently living in a nation where the local municipalities will spend tens of thousands of Dollars (130.000 south African Rand) on buying fried chicken in a month, but there are thousands of learners without a school building, there are no books, insufficient medical care …
Our German chancellor lives in a rented apartment, our South African president enjoys pricey tax-money paid upgrades to his homestead while the feeding of the desolate is left to charities.
South Africa actually has very high tax revenues and could easily fix all kinds of social problems.
What I miss most are municipalities that would upgrade the standard of living so people would be happy with their environments.
In Germany 5Mio Euros are easily spend on a public playground while municipal employees pack their own lunchboxes. No fried chickens.
You can tell me that we can not compare Europe and Africa. If you are spending equal times on either side of the world, you will start to wonder about these totally contrary moral standards. In Germany we actually pay lower taxes, but education is free for all. In South Africa even public school is expensive…